Colleen Campbell

OA2020 Partner Development, Max Planck Digital Library

Colleen Campbell leads external engagement in the OA transition at the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), focusing on capacity-building activities to empower librarians and other stakeholders with strategic insights and essential skills as they work to enable an open, sustainable and equitable scholarly publishing environment. 

She coordinates the Open Access 2020 Initiative, an international effort that aims to transition today’s scholarly journals to open access publishing models, and the ESAC Initiative, a global community of practice of libraries and consortia promoting efficiencies and standards around the negotiation and implementation of transformative and open access publishing agreements.

Previously European Director for Strategic Partnerships at JSTOR and the digital preservation service Portico, she has over 20 years’ experience forging partnerships across all areas of the academic information sector in the service of scholarship.  

A proud member of the board of trustees of the industry association UKSG and the LIBER Open Access Working Group, she is an enthusiastic participant in the advisory boards of a number of scholarly communication initiatives and organizations.